Riptide (Ryder Bay Book 2) Kindle Edition
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- File size : 2582 KB
- Publication date : June 18, 2019
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 182 pages
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B07R95RDCP
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #129,375 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Entertaining tale by one of my fave authors.
Jace gets a card with an email address on it and the notion that this person could give him the "ride of his life." Jace types in the email address, but mistakenly types it in incorrectly. When he receives an email back, not from the person that was intended, he learns that this person might be someone he can reach out to. This girl..Snapdragon..could be the one to put him back together in a way he never thought possible. But what will happen when he tells her more? Will she still like him? Will she start judging him for the things that he has done? Who is this girl? Where is she from and what does she look like? All these questions start to invade Jace's thoughts as more and more events unfold throughout this amazing book of mystery, brokenness, and excitement.
I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.
Riptide is a Boys of Summer novella, a collaboration between several YA authors. They are all standalone stories that take place in the same fictional town. The story starts out in Sterling Beach but it's leading to a place all Jordan Ford readers are familiar with. In August Jace's story will continue in a more familiar place and I can't wait. I think when it's all said and done Jace and Snapdragon may turn out to be my favorite couple yet. Jace breaks a piece of my heart. He's rash, thoughtless, and immature but he never meant harm. His pain and vulnerability speak to me. Time, maturity, and perspective are what he needs. And when he's ready, someone he can call his own. He needs Snapdragon. And boy does she need him. She will help heal him, make him see reality. He will help her step out of her books and stop hiding behind her camera lens. They will bring balance to one another. They will be better versions of themselves together. As much as I enjoyed their black words on a white screen, I look forward to them being together in a color-filled world.
Jace, a.k.a. Bass, is a 16 year old boy who thinks no one will ever want him and that he is always being pushed away. His dad moved overseas when he was younger, leaving him with his mom. Now his mom is remarried and they are expecting a baby, making Bass feel like he lost his mom to Tony and their baby.
While at a party, after Bass thought it was a good idea to jump from a two story balcony into a pool, a girl he was dancing with gave him the email address to someone who could get him something to give him that rush feeling he is always seeking. After a night of hanging with his buddies and drinking, Bass decides to email SnapDragon and see what’s up.
The next morning, his computer dings to let him know he’s got a new email. Bass discovers that in his drunken state last night, he added numbers that did not belong in the email and sent it to someone else. What happened in his drunken haze ends up being a good thing as he makes an online email buddy. After a few emails back and forth they decide to keep things anonymous because they don’t want to mess up what they have with each other, which happens to be finding out that someone else out there knows what you are going through. They get to know each other, and as things turn bad for Bass and he gets grounded to his room, he turns to S and she helps him through things.
I received this as an ARC for my honest and voluntary review.
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I also had problems connecting with Jace, who acts like a self-absorbed, irresponsible jerk (AKA teenager) and keeps hurting the people who love him most. Understanding where he's coming from doesn't make his actions much easier to stomach for me (possibly because I'm more of a Hayes).
That being said, the writing is excellent, the (general and particular) teenage idiocy is captured perfectly, and the characters feel all too real.
The email exchange between Jace and Snap Dragon is beautiful and heartfelt, and, personally, I would have liked more of that.